So what is Networked Learning?

thUTCp31UTC08bUTCWed, 08 Aug 2007 14:08:16 +0000 13, 2007


Filed under: LECTURE 2 — melanie1987 @ 9:53p08

Flickr, the popular photo hosting service, by all accounts, seems to be the best and easiest way to store, search, sort and share your photos with the world.

 I found using the software quite easy and self-explanatory as the process

was step-by-step and clearly explained throughout.

Flickr - a source of inspiration

  1. Create an Account (thankfully already have existing Yahoo ID account)
  2. Load Pictures (again found this quite easy, only challenge was finding a decent photograph!!!)
  3. Label and Describe Pictures (this gives you an opportunity to account for your photography)
  4. DONE

 All that’s left to do is to create your profile page and photo layouts – but again, these as easy as following the prompts. Now all I need to do is find some friends and join a group or two, so I can start commenting!

*** So after all the effort I went to, I think it is only appropriate you check out my space on Flickr. 

So why use Flickr in the classroom?

Use it in the design of lessons that promote and build visual literacy skills in students. A wide variety of applications to learning exist by using Flickr photography, from using single photographs as writing prompts (either creative or interpretive writing) to using multiple image sets in digital storytelling projects. Student users can also contribute to the development of online stories about images, all the while loading their own images.

I would be interested in doing things like:

  1. Getting the kids to produce a narrative with five separate shots.
  2. Asking the kids to look at different pages on Flickr to get ideas for groups and sets. Ask them to set up sets themselves which the whole class could try to contribute to.
  3. Get kids to be photographers on sports day and on trips out etc. They can then comment in captions giving recollections and memories.
  4. Get kids to be photographers showing positive images of the school to show everyday life there.
  5. Sets of photos showing a ‘typical day’ in their school life. Make comparisons. Get the kids to caption these and to comment on each others.
  6. Gather photos of current events across the world or important places that may be relevant to other classroom work.

1 Comment »

  1. Hey Mel,

    I also found using Flickr really easy, and the hardest thing was choosing the photo. I really like some of the ideas that you have here about incorporating Flickr into the classroom. I think 1 major problem you encounter is that some parents might not like their child’s photo on the internet, which could pose a problem for future lessons, as you would need to gain the parents permission for their child to complete the task.


    Comment by soymocha — thUTCp31UTC08bUTCFri, 10 Aug 2007 05:39:39 +0000 13, 2007 @ 9:53p08 | Reply

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